Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a tremendous site for birding in Washington D.C. Birding is one of many great reasons to visit Anacostia Park and the Aquatic Gardens. Over 250 different species of birds have been spotted at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens! Our park frequently has the highest recorded species count in the district. As the only urban wetland in the nation's capital, the park manages habitat for ground nesting, aquatic, and woodland birds.
Typically, in Washington D.C. the spring migration is between March-June. The Fall Migration is from August-November. Those that do not migrate are called resident birds. The birds that travel to and from our park throughout the year are called migratory birds.
Examples of Kenilworth Residents: Red-Winged Blackbirds, Belted Kingfisher, and some populations of Canada Geese.
Examples of Kenilworth Visitors: Great Egret, Green Heron, and American Woodcock.
Birding at Kenilworth
Over 250 different species of birds have been spotted at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Park! Birding has always been a good reason to come to Anacostia Park and the Aquatic Gardens. The park manages habitat for ground nesting, aquatic, and woodland birds.Join us on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-10:00am for a weekly bird walk. Bring comfortable shoes, water, and binoculars if you have them (sunscreen when applicable). Seasoned and new birders are all welcome!
For an updated list of bird sightings, go to https://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/Infocenter/Nps/park.htm
Last updated: July 1, 2023